The Treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

  • F. H. Norris
  • R. A. Smith
  • E. H. Denys
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 209)


Many physicians make no effort at treatment for patients suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This is hard to justify in spite of our ignorance of the etiology and the lack of definitive therapy. We comment elsewhere in this volume (p. 231) about a survey which brought to light that in 90% of the ALS cases under our care the original neurologist failed to offer any follow-up; “don’t call me, we’ll call you” seemed to be the attitude.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. H. Norris
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. A. Smith
    • 3
  • E. H. Denys
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.ALS and Neuromuscular Research CenterSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of NeurologyPacific Presbyterian Med. CenterSan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.Center for Neurologic StudyScripps HospitalSan DiegoUSA

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